CARTHA is a curated platform that focuses on sharing different forms of critical thinking regarding architecture and society. Through opinions, experiences and works, it aspires to map out the contemporary architectural landscape.
CARTHA initiated its editorial activity in December 2014 in Basel. It is made by an international group of practicing architects and designers, who teamed-up to create an independent, periodical, non-profit publishing platform not bounded by geographical nor ideological borders. A platform that goes beyond slick imagery and provides us with time to apprehend the fast motion environment in which we evolve.
CARTHA works in cycles where each year is dedicated to a topic. The issues published within this time frame attempt to explore the selected topic from different perspectives. Cycles and issues vary in format and feature contributions that result from an open call for papers and selected collaborations with voices coming from multiple latitudes and backgrounds.
CARTHA is an ongoing archive of a territory under construction presented through three different channels: a free of charge Internet distributed publication, events and books published at the end of the cycle as the embodiment of the generated content.
CARTHA aims to generate a collective critical dialogue open to everybody. It does not rely solely on researchers and scholars to dissect our built environment, but also on individuals rooted in the practical grounds of the discipline, attempting to bridge the gap between the Academia, practice and society.
Pablo Garrido Arnaiz
Francisco Moura Veiga
Previous Members of the Editorial Board
Francisco Ramos Ordóñez
Guest Editors 2016
Issue I – Bureau A
Issue II – Victoria Easton, Matilde Cassani and Noura Al Sayeh
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